NBDL expansion

TorontoSports
03-01-2007, 04:31 PM
NBDL expands to IOWA (http://www.nba.com/dleague/iowa/)

NBA wants to expand this league to 30 teams eventually, which places should they expand to?

Dolemite
03-01-2007, 10:07 PM
I think they should look at NBA Cities first. I was watching a show on ESPN or FSN about the Lakers D-League team. They have the best presentation of the D-League. They have featured the Lakers D-League games about 4 hours before Lakers games and include it in the ticket prices of Laker games. Great way for fans to see the farm club without having to go to the Farm to watch games.

TorontoSports
03-01-2007, 10:56 PM
It's kind of redundant having your minor league team in the same city unless it is a huge city like L.A.

Dolemite
03-02-2007, 06:55 AM
It's kind of redundant having your minor league team in the same city unless it is a huge city like L.A.

I disagree. I think that the focus should be on strong franchises as opposed to city size.

I was thinking that some places that the NBA should look at are:

1) Strong College Basketball Towns.
2) Teams that may be 'next in line' for NBA franchises.
3) Cities that used to have NBA franchises. Vancouver and San Diego come to mind.

Dr.Funk
03-02-2007, 09:52 AM
Best place to look his small markets that can't support a NBA team but love basketball.

TorontoSports
03-02-2007, 01:20 PM
Best place to look his small markets that can't support a NBA team but love basketball.

Like?

Dr.Funk
03-02-2007, 01:23 PM
Like?


I dunno. Personally I think the NBDL is garbage so it really don't care.

TorontoSports
03-02-2007, 01:24 PM
I dunno. Personally I think the NBDL is garbage so it really don't care.

but but... Loren Woods!

Going Back to Cally
03-02-2007, 07:10 PM
Louisville KY

Nalyd Psycho
03-07-2007, 04:09 PM
Doesn't Marcus Fiser play in that league?

I can't believe the Bulls thought he was good enough to trade away Brand...